Ayurvedic Treatments & Consultations

Initial Ayurvedic Consultation 

Why do I need a consultation? What is involved?

A one-on-one Ayurvedic Consultation is essential to identify the underlying cause/s of the issues affecting your health.

This consultation typically takes 60-90 minutes and involves:

  • Questions:  Getting to know you through your diet, lifestyle habits, likes and dislikes.

  • Physical examination: Examination of the tongue, pulse and eyes.

This initial consultation provides the necessary information from which an effective treatment plan can be implemented to meet your specific needs.

This treatment plan will include estimated costs, timeframe, treatments and possible outcome/s.

Cost: $90 for initial consultation


 Ayurvedic Treatments 

The information provided here is a general guideline. All treatments recommended by Sadhana are therapeutic in nature. They will only be prescribed after an initial Ayurvedic Consultation.


Abhyanga – Ayurvedic Massage

Ayurvedic Massage is similar to lymphatic massage. Warm oil is applied at a temperature suitable to each individual’s constitution and specific imbalances.

In Ayurvedic Massage, consideration is given to balancing the 5 elements within the body (earth, water, fire, air and space). This means that as well as the physiological systems of the body – lymphatic, respiratory, musculoskeletal – the body’s internal energies are also given attention.

Massage strokes are selected according to each person’s natural constitution and imbalances, and Abhyanga always finishes with a head massage.

The body is made of 7 dhatus (tissues). Massage of the feet, spine and head with medicated oils helps to expel toxins from these tissues. This provides energy, vitality, nourishment and also helps to delay the ageing process.


Ayurvedic Massage Oils

Medicated oils are selected according to each client’s specific needs. Massage oils are always applied warm.

The most commonly used oil in Abhyanga is cold-pressed Sesame Oil.

Sesame oil is rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and zinc. Its therapeutic use can help arrest the greying of hair, gout, arthritis, muscle pain and swelling.

The qualities of sesame oil act on the pineal and pituitary glands of the endocrine system. These glands are responsible for stabilising serotonin levels. Therapeutic massage with sesame oil can have a calming and strengthening affect on the endocrine system and help to stabilise the 3 doshas.

Sesame Oil is also recommended for children’s massage.

Other oils which may be used in Ayurvedic Massage include:

  • Coconut oil

  • Chandanbala

  • Mustard seed oil

  • Punarnvaha Oil

  • Bala Oil

  • Almond Oil

  • Mahanarayani


Marma massage

Marmas are points within the body, similar to the acupressure points of Chinese medicine. Marmas are the gateway to the channels that carry energetic signals to specific limbs and organs.

Energy can become stagnant in the body. Marma Massage stimulates specific marmas to open stagnant channels.

This type of massage is often recommended for:

  • Migraine

  • Sinisitis

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Sluggish digestion

  • Weight issues.


Basti treatments

Basti is a therapeutic treatment used mainly for muscular skeletal issues.

Basti involves the application of warm oil to the specifically targeted areas of discomfort.

  • Kati Basti – for conditions such as sciatica, lower back pain and disc problems.

  • Uro Basti – for frozen shoulder, dislocations, RSI problems, and shoulder pain.

  • Greeva Basti – for cervical disorders, stiff neck, whiplash and migraines.

  • Janu Basti – for joint issues, particularly the knee joint. Also used for arthritis, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.

  • Vaksha Basti – for mid-thoracic stiffness and suppressed emotions.



Shiro means head. Dhara means constant flow.

In Shirodhara, a constant flow of warm, medicated oil is dripped on to and across the forehead. This oil is carefully released in a rhythm suitable for each person’s constitution and unique health requirements.

Shirodhara has a stabilising and calming effect on the mind. People often report a peaceful sensation of lightness in their body which is better experienced than described.

Shirodhara harmonises the functioning of the senses and is rejuvenating for both the mind and body. It is an excellent therapeutic treatment for:

  • Stress, anxiety and depression

  • Insomnia, interrupted sleep and fatigue

  • Suppressed emotions – including anger and frustration

  • Hormonal imbalance

  • Migraines and chronic headaches

  • Eye disorders and issues with vision.


Shirodhara can also be useful in improving heart function. It can also help with schizophrenia, neurotic states, paranoia, loss of memory, mental exhaustion and obesity.



Udwarthanam is an exfoliating treatment which specifically targets the battle of the bulge.

Udwarthanam reduces excess fat in the body and leads to a sense of lightness.

It can also:

  • Improve body complexion

  • Eliminate bad body odour caused by excessive sweating

  • Increase stability of the extremities

  • Eliminate itching

Udwarthanam is often complimented with a Swedana treatment.


Kizzali Bolus

Kizzali Bolus is a type of massage in which a pouch (bolus) containing a mixture of fresh and dried herbal ingredients is dipped in medicated oil.

This pouch is then applied to the body which not only feels nice, but assists the body to absorb the medicated oil.

Kizzali Bolus is a treatment for chronic or deep-seated disorders affecting the muscles, bones and nervous system. These include:

Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Osteoporosis

  • Joint pain

  • Chronic fatigue and tiredness

  • Arthritis, Rheumatism, Fibromyalgia and Muscular Dystrophy


Navar Kizzi Bolus

Navar Kizzi Bolus is a specialised massage treatment which uses a variety of rice with specific medicinal properties. Navara Rice is a unique cultivar of the Oryza genus (Oryza sativa) grown only in Kerala, India.

The rice is cooked in a milk decoction and made into pouches (bolus). These are then dipped in a heated milk decoction and used to massage the body.

Navar Kizzi Bolus is suitable as a treatment for:

  • High blood pressure

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Rheumatism

  • Joint and muscle pain

  • Adrenal fatigue

  • Inflammation

  • Other Neurological Disorders including Polymyalgia and Neuritis.


Netra Basti

Our eyes are effected by everything from excess heat, wind and cold to the blue light emitted from our increasing dependency on computer screens and phones.

Netra Basti is a suitable treatment for issues affecting the eyes, which might include:

  • Stiffness, dryness or injury to the eyes

  • Blurred vision and difficulty opening/closing eyes

  • Painful, swollen eyes or excessive watering

  • Conjunctivitis

  • Falling of the eye lashes

  • Darkness in front of the eyes


Netra Basti can also be effective in treating glaucoma and opacity of the cornea.



The application of warm, medicated oil into the nostrils has the obvious effect of clearing the sinuses. This treatment also works very well on a deeper level to clear the “fuzzy mind” and regulate hormones.

Nasya can be used as a therapeutic treatment for many things. These include but are not limited to:

  • Headaches

  • Sinusitis and tonsillitis

  • Hormonal imbalances

  • Goitre (hyperthyroid)

  • Toothache, earache and eye disorders

  • Disorders of the mouth and issues affecting voice

  • Diseases of the eyes ​


Karna Purna

Karna Purna involves the application of warm medicated oil into the ear.

As an Ayurvedic treatment, Karna Purna calms the body’s central nervous system and can:

  • Relieve ear pain and headache

  • Reduce symptoms on tinnitus

  • Relieve stiffness in neck and mandible

  • Help to liquefy ear wax

  • Lubricate the ear canal

  • Protect the ears from deafness



There are numerous variations of Swedana, all of which involve a heat-regulated steam bath.

Swedana purifies tissues in the body by eliminating toxins. It specifically helps to detoxify the kidneys, liver and respiratory system. Swedana also improves circulation and digestion.

It can be used as a treatment to:

  • relieve stiffness, especially in the joints

  • remove sluggishness and blockages

  • remove excess body heat

  • reduce water retention and excess weight

  • relieve pain.

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